Courses about Ancient Civilisations
Discover the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Roman on our courses, as well as Mayan civilisations and more.
- Fashion and beauty in Ancient EgyptCourse start date: Tue 27 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Hugo CookFind out how cosmetics and make up were used in Ancient Egypt.
This session accompanies the forthcoming Classics Day (RCD61) organised by City Lit in partnership with the British Museum and University College London. This year’s inspiration is the major British Museum exhibition “Luxury and power: Persia to Greece”.Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
- Greek myths: ancient truths, modern mysteryCourse start date: Tue 11 Jul 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Maria ContosMyth permeated all aspects of ancient society and much the same can be said today. Investigate the relevance and perseverance of the Greek myth and why these tales continue to fascinate.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £69.00
- Civilisations of Ancient Egypt: the Middle Kingdom (part 3) - an end and a beginningCourse start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Michael DuiganExplore a fascinating but complex period of Egyptian history from the XXI to the XII Dynasty.Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
- Prostitution in Ancient RomeCourse start date: Tue 7 Nov 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Sean GabbThe oldest profession as practised among the Romans - not for the squeamish.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
- The grammar of ancient languagesCourse start date: Tue 5 Dec 2023
Location on this date: OnlineBecome familiar with some grammar terminology and concepts that will enhance your knowledge of English and the learning of other languages.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
- Civilisations of Ancient Egypt: the Early New Kingdom - the beginnings of EmpireCourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Michael DuiganEgypt is at the height of its power and influence in the great ‘Middle Kingdom Period’. Pharaohs named Amememhet and Senuseret preside over a prosperous and prestigious civilization. Cultural, political and commercial relations flourish with contemporary states in Crete and the Levant. But we document a gradual decline which terminates in the seizure of power by the Hyksos.Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
- Sex, gender roles and sexuality in Ancient IsraelCourse start date: Tue 23 Jan 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Ann JeffersThe role of ancient Israelite women has been at the forefront of discussions about gender and sexuality as the biblical stories have been formative in mapping out subsequent understanding of women’s sexuality. This course will explore gender roles and sexuality in ancient Israel through biblical stories and laws about women in ancient Israel. We will explore a range of texts from myths, to laws, love poetry and texts portraying graphic violence against women while asking questions about the implications of gender constructions for the status of women in ancient Israel.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
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